Gophers get Hargrave big man Buggs

ESPN's Dave Telep reported on Tuesday that post-grad power forward Charles Buggs (Arlington, Texas/Hargrave Military Academy) has given Minnesota a verbal commitment for 2012.

The 6-foot-8 Buggs also held an offer from Arkansas.

"(Head coach) Tubby Smith made Buggs a priority and they reeled him in," Telep said. "The Gophers, in particular under Tubby, have done a strong job of cultivating their bigs and covet the guys with length and upside. Buggs needs to find the weight room, but the Texan has upside."

He is the second pledge for Smith in the 2012 class, joining shooting guard Wally Ellenson (Rice Lake, Wisc./Rice Lake H.S.).